Japanese Industry and Policy News September-October 2020 issue

Topics covered on the issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
 Japan to drop “Hanko” seals requirement in 99% of administrative procedures
 Image design registered for the first time
 Prime Minister Mr. Suga declares "substantially zero greenhouse gases by 2050"
 New establishment and revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)

SURVEY AND BUSIINESS DATA
 GDP July-September annual rate increase of 21.4%
 Nikkei Trendy and Nikkei X Trend announce 2020 hit products

COMPANY & Organization NEWS
 Toshiba Group started world's first large-scale CO2 separation and recovery demonstration at a biomass power plant
 Japan Research Institute establishes consortium for research on recycling model of EV in-vehicle battery
 Succeeded in visualizing cesium in the body
 Kao Corporation support program for small palm plantations in Indonesia
 AOKI releases shirts using Toray's "PET bottle recycled fiber"
 Kubota and NVIDIA develop fully autonomous agricultural machine equipped with edge AI
 NEDO et al. start demonstration operation of hybrid storage battery system at wind farm in Europe
 Suzuki develops the world's first outboard motor micro plastic collecting device
 Itochu makes full-scale entry into the bio-plastic business of renewable resources in collaboration with European resin manufacturers
 Full-scale provision of the world's first EV-only navigation app
 Iberdrola develops large-scale offshore wind farm in Japan
 UNIQLO launches customer participation type "RE.UNIQLO" to release 100% playback down

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